Salem To Exclusively Air Radio Coverage Of 3 CNN GOP Primary Debates
February 24, 2015 at 4:05 AM (PT)
SALEM MEDIA GROUP and CNN are teaming up for SALEM to serve as the exclusive radio outlet for three televised Republican 2016 presidential primary debates. The first debate is scheduled for SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 at the RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY in SIMI VALLEY, CA, with SALEM host HUGH HEWITT taking part in the Q&A portion of the debate and hosting pre- and post-debate shows. SALEM will also cover the debates via SRN NEWS, TOWNHALL.COM, HOTAIR.COM, TWITCHY.COM, REDSTATE.COM, and HUMANEVENTS.COM.
SALEM President of Broadcast Media DAVID SANTRELLA said, "We are pleased to be working with CNN. I am confident that both the access to our audiences and the incorporation of SALEM talent will make the debates more accessible for the American electorate.”
HEWITT said, "I am delighted to be included with journalists posing questions as part of one of AMERICA's finest political traditions - the presidential debate. These televised debates come at a critical time, and good questions will allow Republican primary voters the opportunity to see and hear their would-be nominees provide answers to issues that genuinely concern them. Any reporter who is also a political junkie welcomes the chance to be on such a panel, which of course I do."
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE Chairman REINCE PRIEBUS added, "I'm thrilled that SALEM will partner with three of our Republican primary debates that will be aired on CNN. When we set out to improve the debates, I promised conservative media would be part of the process. SALEM will help the REPUBLICAN PARTY have meaningful debates about new ideas for the future, while Democrats simply coronate HILLARY CLINTON."